Ah! Another day in St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain Resort Paradise
Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia – it is day #10 of our romantic 25th wedding anniversary tour of the Caribbean.
We have now been married 25 years, and one day! This was the view from our Jade Mountain Resort “sanctuary” as we awakened.
When we checked into the Jade Mountain Resort, we were given a firefly phone. Generally speaking, these are very simple cell phones designed to connect small children directly to mom and dad. In this case, the firefly phones connect you directly to three major-domos who are here 24/7 to wait on you hand and foot.
How cool is that? Your own butler!
Anyway, one of the major-domos told us that the record for staying in a Jade Mountain Resort sanctuary, and not coming out, was five days. I am very, very confident I could break that record. But I received one of “those” looks when I made the suggestion. My socially wired wife couldn’t imagine a day without meeting someone new.
I have shown you photographs from inside our room. Let me now take you on a journey out our front door.
When I first gazed upon this menagerie of steps, sidewalks, and bridges, I immediately thought of M.C. Escher’s famous lithograph Relativity.
As it turns out, each “sanctuary” possesses its own private bridge that leads to your front door, and the gentle curve of the building assures that you will find nothing but incredible beauty combined with complete privacy inside.
If you choose to sunbath au natural on your patio, no one will be the wiser.
Here is a view from the restaurant level bridge to give you a perspective looking towards the building of sanctuaries.
Here is a view from the observation deck.
After exploring the Jade Mountain Resort, we decided to hike down the mountain and explore Jade Mountain’s sister resort Anse Chastanet, and have lunch in the Tree House restaurant.
We enjoyed a wonderful plate of fresh tuna, and decided to head back to our room to further enjoy our sanctuary.
Later in the afternoon, as I was reading a historical novel, the wind picked up, and in blew this tropical rainstorm complete with a double rainbow.
I went out and stood on our patio to enjoy the gentle St. Lucian rain. It seems to me that rain is somehow different in a rain forest. It’s like…well…the only thing that comes to mind is God showering the earth with a large watering can like my grandmother used to use. Gentle. Soaking. Refreshing.
One of the other great joys of staying at the Jade Mountain Resort is that they have in their kitchen, Chef Allen Susser, a James Beard Award winning chef. I sampled marlin, barracuda, and a local ceviche, all created with local St. Lucian compliments, while Carol went with a more traditional jumbo prawn dish.
I find it completely delightful to explore new cuisine, and this cuisine, with this setting, was out of this world.
It was a wonderful day at the Jade Mountain Resort. Tomorrow we hope to do a little snorkeling, spend some time on one of their beaches, and then a “Jazzy Sunset Cruise” on the resort’s catamaran.
How fun is that?